Långsiktig planering i projekt med agila metoder : En fallstudie på ett IT-företag

Detta är en Uppsats för yrkesexamina på avancerad nivå från Mittuniversitetet/Avdelningen för informationssystem och -teknologi

Sammanfattning: Companies are constantly challenged to maintain but also to expand their market position. According to a study it’s problematic to carry out successful IT-projects. Dependencies, coordination and long term planning are three factors which has shown are difficult to master in bigger projects. The aim with the study is to in- vestigate how these aspects work in one case, through a case study on an IT com- pany. The goal is to contribute with research to the subject of long term planning in IT-projects where agile methods usually is used today. Previous research and theories as project management, agile project management, planning methods, scaling methods, coordination methods and change management are used as a base for the study. An exploratory qualitative study has been performed at the case company, the generated result composes of interviews with personnel from the company. The result showed how the methods and theories where used in the case company mainly focusing on long-term planning and workflows. Generally, the same thoughts where shared among the personnel, but because of the open questions the responder got encouraged to elaborate and explain their opinion leading to new information and aspects even when they agreed on the topic. When analyzing the result, I show that a clear framework, implementing of sim- ple work methods and the project management were all important to be able to conduct long-term planning and handle dependencies in projects. The conclusion was to implement the scaling method SAFe but also to use coordination methods. An important aspect is to include change management processes and theories when implementing or changing something. Further studies suggest that research in this article should be carried out on more companies and studies if the imple- mentation of the agila scaling method SAFe has a positive effect in a company.  

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